Repositories for Information Literacy Materials:

Below are individual resources recommended by HSIG members.

Materials for Course Readings and/or Textbook Use:

  • Research Strategies: Finding Your Way Through the Information Fog by William Badke.
  • Oxford Guide to Library Research by Thomas Mann
  • Medical Library Association Essential Guide to Becoming an Expert Searcher

Information Literacy Videos for Discussion Starters:

  • Information is Food by JP Rangaswami and TED "How do we consume data? At TED@SXSWi, technologist JP Rangaswami muses on our relationship to information, and offers a surprising and sharp insight: we treat it like food."
  • Beware Online Filter Bubblesby Eli Pariser and TED "As web companies strive to tailor their services (including news and search results) to our personal tastes, there's a dangerous unintended consequence: We get trapped in a "filter bubble" and don't get exposed to information that could challenge or broaden our worldview. Eli Pariser argues powerfully that this will ultimately prove to be bad for us and bad for democracy."
  • Laws That Choke Creativity by Larry Lessig and TED "Larry Lessig, the Net’s most celebrated lawyer, cites John Philip Sousa, celestial copyrights and the "ASCAP cartel" in his argument for reviving our creative culture."

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